UNP moves to limit public funds to PM

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Upping the ante after two votes on the No Confidence Motion, a group of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians yesterday presented a motion to l ..

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Police Commission cancels transfer of CID Inspector Nishantha Silva

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:10 Views - 140

The transfer of the Officer-in-Charge of the CID’s Organised Crime Investigation unit, Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva, has been cancelled

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SLFP wants AG opinion on UNP P’ment motion

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:08 Views - 35

By Uditha Jayasinghe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) spokesman Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday said legal advice would be sought from the Attorney Gener

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump ‘tirade’

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:07 Views - 62

ISLAMABAD (Reuters): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lashed out at US President Donald Trump following his remarks that Pakistan doesn

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MPs’ impunity must be addressed: TISL

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:07 Views - 8

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday expressed concern over the behaviour of Parliamentarians, and called on the President, the Speak

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President commends calm in Parliament

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:10 Views - 9

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday released a statement praising political parties for reaching an agreement to follow the guidance given by him

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Nissan to fire Ghosn over financial misconduct allegations

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:08 Views - 16

Tokyo (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co Ltd. said it planned to oust Chairman Carlos Ghosn after alleging he had used company money for personal use and comm

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Umagiliya assumes duties as Bank of Ceylon Chairman

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:07 Views - 43

N.A. Umagiliya yesterday assumed duties as the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon following his appointment last week. He is the 25th Chairman of Bank of Ceyl

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Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:06 Views - 14

Malé (Reuters): The Maldives’ new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation

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England cricketers visit MAG minefield in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:20 Views - 18

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) was delighted to welcome members of the England cricket team to its operations in Periyamadu, in the northwest of Sri L

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UN Resident Coordinator meets SLMC Leader

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:20 Views - 12

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Hanaa Singer met SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem at his residence on Sunday (18) and discussed matte

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SLPP wants no confidence against Karu

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:17 Views - 15

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday called for a no confidence motion on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, emphasising that it is a “timely need”.

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Lawyers for Democracy concerned over IP Silva transfer

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:15 Views - 23

Lawyers for Democracy yesterday voiced concern over the decision to transfer Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva of the Criminal Investigation De

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Eran assures protection of democracy, law and order

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:14 Views - 15

State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne yesterday assured that they were dedicated to building a law-abiding society and protecting the democracy of

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Citizens Protest

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:14 Views - 18

A citizens’ movement staged a protest at Independence Square yesterday against the behaviour of Parliamentarians in Parliament last week – Pix by

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National Peace Council suggests way out of political crisis

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:13 Views - 12

The National Peace Council (NPC) in a statement yesterday urged President Maithripala Sirisena to play his dutiful role and resolve the current politi

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Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration on 20 and 21 November

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:00 Views - 19

By Ruzaik Farook Muslims all over the world are celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday also known as ‘Meelad un Nabi’. Muslim Religious and Cul

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JVP raps President again for crisis

Monday, 19 November 2018 00:32 Views - 478

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday charged that President Maithripala Sirisena was the root cause of the curren

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MR celebrates 73rd birthday with Sirisena

Monday, 19 November 2018 00:31 Views - 835

MP Mahinda Rajapaksa received birthday best wishes from President Maithripala Sirisena, Ministers and MPs after the all-party meeting held at the Pres

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Greening China and BRI: Chinese legal framework for sustainable environment protection

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
The concept and scope of greening the belt and road The Greening BRI is to add the ‘greening’ notion along with the ‘BRI’. Building a ‘Gree


Political evil paralysing Parliament

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Our politics has arrived at a point when we must insist on recognising the niceties of human nastiness. Organised horror in Parliament is either trivi


10 theses on Sri Lanka’s existential crisis: Roots, dynamics, dimensions

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
1.The crisis has deep national, social and psychological roots. Our island contains two consciousnesses or two types of consciousness, two competing s


Make toilets and safe sanitation services accessible to all

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
All people everywhere should have access to safe sanitation services, including hygienic toilets that are connected to quality sewage systems. For ma


Taking sides – on the side of the law

Monday, 19 November 2018
I am under criticism for “taking sides” in the ongoing dispute between the UNF and UPFA. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused me thus:


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